Network-attached storage (NAS) is file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network providing data access to heterogeneous clients.

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Mac OS X backup to NAS Server - Time Machine or other

I just bought Synology DiskStation and I want to backup my files. I was thinking about Time Machine and I started to make this happen but I found out that Time Machine backup whole Mac and not just ...
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Windows 8.1 | Make remote network locations available offline

I've set up a NAS on my network, and would like to make some of the files accessible offline on my laptop. I can do this by mapping a network drive to \\NASNAME\share, and then right-clicking to ...
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QNAP NAS behind two private networks, how do I access it from the outside?

There was something like an answer to this but it was related to linux and I did not get any of it. My PCs run Windows 7. I want to connect to my QNAP NAS at home from my office, it's a TS-421. The ...
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NAS Backup Drive Virus Isolation

I have a small NAS that currently has several network shares that get backed up. I also have another share that is of the USB external HDD I have plugged in to the NAS. I want to know if I run regular ...
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Can I use dd to upgrade 1-bay synology NAS to bigger HD?

I have a 1-bay Synology NAS (DS112). According to the Synology compatibility list it can take a 6TB disk. If possible I'd like to clone my existing 2TB disk to the 6TB disk using dd or any other tool ...
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Can't access to NAS

I am on windows 8.1 and can't access to my folders stored on a Seagate Business Storage. I had network drive connected, they worked fine until today. And I can't access by typing \\ip_of_nas ...
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rsyncd daemon - how to minimize logged information?

I backup my synology NAS to a linux Debian server that runs rsyncd daemon. A typical backup session will write hundreds of thousands useless messages (sample below) to the daemon log file. Q: How can ...
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Removed drive from NAS not recognized when plugged in via USB

I'm having a problem accessing the data from a drive that was in my NAS but is now plugged in via a USB caddy. This drive was not in a RAID array as it was a volume with a single disk. Although it ...
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Home network, setup for multi-AP with LAN and NAS

I'm looking to build a proper home network. We have Fiber, so have a single RJ45 cable coming into the house from the Fiber box that plugs into the ISP supplied router. On the router, authentication ...
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Synology Diskstation DS2015 - Simultaneous Backups?

We have a network with four iMacs and two PCs; each of which have 2TB of data. We would like to run Time Machine and File History simultaneously. We have followed the directions found here. ...
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NAS4Free istallation from LiveUSB to USB: not working

I'm trying to install NAS4Free on my home server but I have some troubles. There are several step-by-step instructions in the Internet, I used this one: ...
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Check corrupted pictures on Synology?

On my computer I use the jpeginfo command for checking if my pictures are corrupted or not. I am trying to use the same command on my Synology. I tried to manually install jpeginfo on my DS212 ...
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Recovering partitions from a Windows 7 NTFS drive HDD drive that was inserted into a NAS and set with new, Linux partitions

I had a netbook with NTFS formatted SATA HDD. There was Windows 7 installed inside. I ejected HDD from netbook and inserted to QNAP TS-212P NAS enclosure to copy all contents of netbook’s HDD ...
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NAS can't connect via switch but works directly on router

I own a WD MyCloud 3TB and a TP-LINK TL-SG1005D Switch (10/100/1000Mbps 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch) as well as a Linksys X3000 Modem-Router. If I attach the NAS to the router it connects without ...
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NAS - failed hard drive - unable to mount externally

I had two 2TB hard drives in my Dlink DNS-320 NAS, RAID 1 mirrored, working fine up unti. a few days ago, I heard some clicking from my NAS (which points to HD failure), and then I could no longer ...
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Networking a small office with VPN

Recently I purchased a CISCO RV042 Small Business router with VPN Capability, obviously to allow external connection to this office via VPN to access a NAS where business files are stored. I am not ...
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Does Google drive storage hack raid backups of my data just in case if their hard drives go down?

I'm thinking about using the google cloud storage as my main storage device instead of buying a bunch of my own nas devices. But what i'm wondering is my data secure and backed up via with google's ...
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Add 2 HDD connected via USB to Synology DS211j using Raid 1

I have a Synology DS211j and 2 old 2TB S-ATA HDD. What I plan to do is to buy two cases for these two hard disk drives that allow for connecting the hard disks to my Synology using the USB port. I ...
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How to find the culprit of high sysload on NAS?

I have a QNAP TS-410 NAS, modest little ARM-based box. In the past the sysload of the NAS would be well below 0.5 for all load averages (1, 5 and 15 mins), it would only spike while sabnzbd was ...
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Power Supply vendors/part numbers for Promise NS4300N?

Good morning all! My problem is relatively simple: I have 2 Promise NS4300Ns, both have dead power supplies. Disassembling a 3rd yielded a Mini-ITX format power supply with a proprietary power cable. ...
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Backup certain folders to NAS with exFat

Hello everybody who has the same problem, trying to help or just reading! Recently I've bought one of IcyBox IB-NAS5520 NAS with 2 x 1TB drives in raid1. I've tryed to follow this idea: How to set ...
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How can i have an NAS on one network be available on another network using windows server 2008 using two network cards?

Ammended I have two independent networks that, due to security reasons, cannot allow access to each other. Yet, I have a QNAP NAS on the Public network (A), which needs to be accessed from the ...
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Command 'at' does not work in one Synology NAS, though it works perfectly on another

I have installed at command on 2 different NAS synology. On 1, it works perfectly, on the other I get the message: Villars1> echo "touch /tmp/tt" | at now next minute warning: commands will be ...
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OSX: Can NOT ping to the network interface of NAS

Suddenly, I can NOT access NAS using Finder so I tried to do ping to the network interface of NAS with straight cable which is connected to the box directly. But, I could NOT ping to the interface. ...
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How to find how many HDDs are present in a NAS?

I'm logged into the web interface of a NAS made by LG Electronics. It is obviously running some Linux version : Linux LG-NAS-N1T1 2.6.30-nt1 #130 Sun Nov 28 15/31/54 KST 2010 armv5tel GNU/Linux ...
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OpenVPN on a Diskstation TLS Handshake error, Self signed cert, Defaults

I have a DS 1813+ with DSM 5 4493 Update 1 installed (latest) and am having issues setting up OpenVPN I have it working internally, (which is strange in itself) but when I remote from my house or ...
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OSX keeps showing info box “couldn't connect to server”

OSX keeps displaying a notification box stating that connection to a local nas-server failed. It's unbelievable annoying, it shows up every 30 minutes or so and I haven't even tried accessing this ...
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Is there any way to install a VPN PPTP (not OpenVPN) Server on a NAS with FunPlug?

I have a CH3SNAS from Conceptronic with FunPlug installed to enhance its capabilities. I would like to install a VPN PPTP server, but I only have found OpenVPN packages for FunPlug. Does somebody ...
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file transfer to hard drive which is connected to a wireless router

I have a 2T external hard drive connected via USB 3.0 port to a ASUS AC56U wireless router. I've setup file sharing server through ASUS router setting webpage and connected my Macbook to the samba ...
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WD NAS vs hd sentinel on disk health

My Western Digital My Book Live II, started failing some time ago, with a "Drive A Failed" message on the Web Interface monitor tool. After replacing Drive A, with a new one, drive B failed also a ...
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Synology cannot find nas after reinstall windows 8

My NAS was working fine, I could logon to the web interface through the Synology Assistant and map the drive. But after reinstalling Windows 8 and updating it to 8.1 the Synology Assistant cannot find ...
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FreeNas ZFS Non-Striped Configuration To Maximize Available Space?

I have a 4 disk (2.0TB each) FreeNas setup and I want to maximize the space available for storage. From what I've read that would involve using the stripe configuration, but that also increases the ...
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Safest, most flexible storage for multiple HDD's

I am building a NAS/fileserver based around the HP Proliant N54L Microserver. It is going to be used as a central repo for all media (movies, serials, music etc), possibly a dedicated torrent seedbox ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium transparently cache Synology NAS

How can I transparently cache a non-windows NAS on my Windows 7 home premium machines? The same content tends to get retrieved over and over but I don't know which content it will be in advance. ...
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Improving Network Performance for Gigabyte Connections

Currently I am getting around 10Mb/s a second on transfers from machine to NAS. Is there a way to improve performance maybe by enabling Jumbo Frames? MTU Settings? Is there a way to properly configure ...
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I removed “Everyone” on a NAS folder, now access denied

I read through first, but didn't see this specifically. I was worried about network access to my NAS, and right-clicked Security. I removed "Everyone" from the permissions, only \\server\admin ...
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External router access without uPNP

I have a Western Digital NAS device attached to my Linksys E2500 router. I would like to disable remote access to the MBL from outside my home network. So I went to Settings/Remote Access and turned ...
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Roundcube webmail can't receive Email

I have a round cube webmail station that is installed inside Synology NAS. I can send Email. I am using the SMTP of our ISP. My problem is I cannot receive Mail. I know this is an issue in POP3 but ...
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How do I achieve software raid 4 array with different size disks with the largest disk being the parity?

For the last year I've been using a piece of software named unRAID built on top of slackware to host my NAS. I feel like I want to move on and evolve and build my own NAS setup on top of another ...
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Windows 8 cannot see or map NAS drive

I have a new Windows 8 home machine on a wireless (D-Link) network. The network also connects to a Windows 7 machine, a Windows 7 Netbook and a new Buffalo Linkstation LS-421DE NAS device. The Buffalo ...
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How to enable auto suspend to RAM on ReadyNAS 104?

I've recently bought a ReadyNAS 104 and I want to save energy by suspending it to RAM. This should be done automatically after a user defined idle time. How do I configure the NAS do behave in this ...
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MySQL unstable switches between available and “Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock'” in matter of seconds

Using libmysql - 5.1.49 on a Synology NAS (v4.2) MySQL is very unstable, it switches from being available where I can login trough phpMyAdmin to unreachable where I get the error message "Can't ...
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Why are WMP playlists incomplete when streamed over network?

My DLNA receiver (Marantz 1602) does not display all items from my Windows Media Player (v12.0.7601.17514) playlists. Some playlists show all, some show only a few, some show none. This applies to ...
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How do I make my NAS box, which is connected to my desktop directly via ethernet, visible to our home network?

I have a NAS unit that I attached to my Windows desktop via direct ethernet cable. I have it set to use automatic DNS, and it retrieves an IP address from my desktop with no further configuration. I'd ...
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Moving files in Windows smb share

I got two folders mounted via smb. One is G drive and the other is H drive. Both share is from the same nas box. When I move a folder from H drive to G drive, some folders moves instantly and some ...
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How to restrict access to a folder on my Javelin S4 NAS?

I just bought a Javelin S4 NAS this morning, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to restrict access to a folder. By default, it shows up in my Network Places: I've created a 2nd user account ...
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Access NAS through internet

I am trying to setup an access to my NAS from internet, however it seems that Ive missed some steps. I've made port forwarding on my router (port3669, 80, 21, 9090, 21) to my Nas IP 192.168.0.xx I ...
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Windows 7(or XP)'s Network Security Tab Missing

I am setting a local network of windows xp and windows 7 machines, together with a NAS (Synology Diskstation DS209). And then i set up those windows machines so that the users can access the ...
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How to add a (windows readable) backup disk to Netgear ReadyNAS?

So we have this ReadyNAS appliance with 2x1TB disks in Netgear X-RAID (read: mirrored), two empty disk bays and all three usb ports unused. We'd like to add another 1TB disk to the NAS and schedule ...
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Can NAS appliances be used as external DAS (Direct-attached storage) enclosures with RAID?

Forgive my probably dim questions but I want some kind of multi drive bay with RAID functionality. I keep hearing Drobo and Synology being mentioned in the same breath (normally with buy Synology as ...